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CHF 100’000 for Lumendo

The jury of FIT chose to support the Lumendo start-up with a CHF 100’000 FIT Tech Seed loan. The medtech startup has developed the next generation of injectable surgical fillers, an industry first.

CHF 100’000 for Haya Therapeutics

The jury of the FIT chose to support Haya Therapeutics with a FIT Tech Seed loan of CHF 100’000. The startup is developing an exclusive and innovative anti-fibrotic treatment for myocardial fibrosis and heart failure.

FIT grants a CHF 500,000 Growth Loan to Astrocast

Astrocast, a startup based in Ecublens, has just been awarded a CHF 500,000 Growth Loan from Vaud Canton’s Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT). The loan will help the young firm ramp up its business development.

SWISSto12 raises CHF 18.1M to 3D print the future payloads for communications over satellite

SWISSto12, a provider of telecommunications components for the satellite and aerospace industries, announced today the closing of a CHF 18.1M (USD 18.5M) Series B financing round led by Swisscanto Invest by Zürcher Kantonalbank and Swisscom Ventures and returning investor Constantia New Business (CNB).

CombaGroup awarded “Solar Impulse Efficient Solutions” label

CombaGroup is proud to receive the Solar Impulse Efficient Solutions label awarded by Dr. Bertrand Piccard’s Solar Impulse Foundation. Following the success of the famous solar powered flight around the world, the Solar Impulse Foundation decided to award the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solutions” label to 1000 products or services that meet high standards of both sustainability and profitability. A portfolio of these solutions, that includes CombaGroup, will be brought to decision-makers to encourage them to adopt more ambitious environmental targets and energy policies.

CHF 100,000 for Rigi Tech

The jury of the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) has chosen to support the Vaud based startup Rigi Technologies (RigiTech) with a CHF 100’000 FIT Tech Seed loan. The young company develops a drone delivery technology that integrates with any existing supply chain.

TriVert receives a FIT Digital Grant of CHF 20’000

The jury of the FIT Digital program chose to support the startup TriVert with a FIT Digital Grant of CHF 20’000. TriVert is the first Swiss IT platform that connects people together or to businesses to facilitate and develop waste recycling. The young company, whose service is complementary to existing infrastructures, contributes to the protection of the environment, helps people and creates social bonds.

CHF 100,000 for MOBBOT

The jury of the FIT chose to support the startup MOBBOT with a FIT Tech Seed loan of CHF 100’000. The young company, based in Fribourg, has developed a new 3D concrete printing technique for construction companies.

CHF 100,000 for Nectariss

The FIT Jury chose to support Nectariss with a CHF 100’000 FIT Tech seed loan. The startup develops sustainable food and novel natural flavors, in particular truffle flavors, for the food and luxury markets.

CHF 200,000 to digitize escape rooms

The jury of FIT Digital chose to support UltimEntertainment with a FIT Digital Growth loan of CHF 200’000. The Renens-based startup offers immersive escape rooms with a high-performance business model, based on digital technologies.

SamanTree Medical Raises CHF 9.5 Million to Assess the Margins in Cancer Surgery

SamanTree Medical, committed to reducing the need for cancer surgery re-operation particularly in breast surgery, announced today the successful closing of its CHF 9.5 million Series A financing. Proceeds will be used to commercialize the patented Histolog™ system, notably the recently CE mark Histolog™ Scanner v2, for enabling precise tumor removal at first surgery.

The FIT grants 2 FIT Digital supports to the Vaud startups KITRO (FIT Digital Seed of CHF 50’000) and Ouay (FIT Digital Grant of CHF 20’000)

KITRO and Ouay received financial support from FIT Digital. Launched in May 2018, the new FIT program aims to financially support entrepreneurs in the digital field, who are not necessarily attached to a university. In particular, it helps projects with an innovative business model that is based on digital technologies.

CHF 200’000 for Mirrakoi and Swiss Motion Technologies

The FIT Jury granted two new projects a CHF 100’000 FIT Tech seed loan each. The money will help the two startups accelerate their commercialization.

TOP100 2019

Switzerland, champion of innovation

For the ninth time, the 100 best Swiss start-ups (TOP100_2019) were selected and listed in a ranking published by IFJ (Institut für Jungunternehmen) and PME Magazine. Among the companies selected, 20 are supported by the FIT.

Congratulations to Flyability, Lunaphore Technologies, BestMile, Gamaya, Astrocast, Volumina Medical, Cellestia Biotech, Daphne Technology, CREAL3D, Insolight, AgroSustain, Eyeware Tech, GRZ Technologies, LiGenTec, SwissDeCode, ScanTrust, Nanogence, G-Therapeutics, Mirrakoi and OneVisage !